Next month, the Evergreen House Museum will be hosting an all-day symposium of Balitmore’s Billy Baldwin and his work. The symposium is being offered as the culmination of the months-long exhibition on Billy Baldwin at Evergreen. The events of the day are varied, with some terrific speakers leading the way.
Furniture, textiles, fine art, and photographs illustrate the professional evolution of Baltimore-born William "Billy" Baldwin (1903–1983), probably the most ingenious of 20th-century interior designers. Throughout a career spanning five decades, the so-called dean of American decorators introduced a more relaxed and practical interior design sensibility with guiding principles that could be followed by anyone, and which still are today. The exhibition focuses attention on Baldwin's life-long pride in his Monument City origins, and includes vignettes representing three of his Maryland-based commissions that show the development of his now-iconic design vocabulary
SYMPOSIUM: "Thoroughly Modern Billy: The Career and Legacy of Baltimore's Billy Baldwin"
October 9, 9:30am–4pm, Evergreen Museum & Library
8:45–9:30am / Registration & Continental Breakfast Reception
9:30–9:45am / Welcome
9:45am–12pm / Session One
JAMES A. ABBOTT, Director and Curator, Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University: "Baltimore's Billy Baldwin"
STEVEN SUTOR, Senior Interior Design Associate, Chambers: Title TBA
12–1:15pm / Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
1:15–4pm / Session Two
EDWARD ZAJAC, Interior Designer and Former Assistant at Baldwin & Martin, Inc.: “My Life with Billy B. in NYC”
ADAM LEWIS, Interior Designer and Author: "Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator"
PANEL DISCUSSION — Moderated conversation featuring Baltimore-based friends of Billy Baldwin, symposium speakers, and a question-and-answer period.